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Pulp magazines (often referred to as "the pulps"), also collectively known as pulp fiction, refers to inexpensive fiction magazines published from 1896 through the 1950s. The typical pulp magazine was seven inches wide by ten inches high, half an inch thick, and 128 pages long. Pulps were printed on cheap paper with ragged, untrimmed edges.

The name pulp comes from the cheap wood pulp paper on which the magazines were printed. Magazines printed on better paper were called "glossies" or "slicks." In their first decades, they were most often priced at ten cents per magazine, while competing slicks were 25 cents apiece. Pulps were the successor to the penny dreadfuls, dime novels, and short fiction magazines of the 19th century. Although many respected writers wrote for pulps, the magazines are best remembered for their lurid and exploitative stories and sensational cover art. Modern superhero comic books are sometimes considered descendants of "hero pulps"; pulp magazines often featured illustrated novel-length stories of heroic characters, such as The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Phantom Detective.

The first "pulp" was Frank Munsey's revamped Argosy Magazine of 1896, about 135,000 words (192 pages) per issue on pulp paper with untrimmed edges and no illustrations, not even on the cover. While the steam-powered printing press had been in widespread use for some time, enabling the boom in dime novels, prior to Munsey, no one had combined cheap printing, cheap paper and cheap authors in a package that provided affordable entertainment to working-class people. In six years Argosy went from a few thousand copies per month to over half a million.

Street & Smith were next on the market. A dime novel and boys' weekly publisher, they saw Argosy's success, and in 1903 launched The Popular Magazine, billed as the "biggest magazine in the world" by virtue of being two pages longer than Argosy. Due to differences in page layout, the magazine had substantially less text than Argosy. The Popular Magazine introduced color covers to pulp publishing. The magazine began to take off when, in 1905, the publishers acquired the rights to serialize Ayesha, by H. Rider Haggard, a sequel to his popular novel She. Haggard's Lost World genre influenced several key pulp writers, including Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, Talbot Mundy and Abraham Merritt. In 1907, the cover price rose to 15 cents and 30 pages were added to each issue; along with establishing a stable of authors for each magazine, this change proved successful and circulation began to approach that of Argosy. Street and Smith's next innovation was the introduction of specialized genre pulps, each magazine focusing on a genre such as detective stories, romance, etc.

At their peak of popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, the most successful pulps could sell up to one million copies per issue. The most successful pulp magazines were Argosy, Adventure, Blue Book and Short Stories described by some pulp historians as "The Big Four". Among the best-known other titles of this period were Amazing Stories, Black Mask, Dime Detective, Flying Aces, Horror Stories, Love Story Magazine, Marvel Tales, Oriental Stories, Planet Stories, Spicy Detective, Startling Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Unknown, Weird Tales and Western Story Magazine. Although pulp magazines were primarily a US phenomenon, there were also a number of British pulp magazines published between the Edwardian era and World War Two. Notable UK pulps included Pall Mall Magazine, The Novel Magazine, Cassell's Magazine, The Story-Teller, The Sovereign Magazine, Hutchinson's Adventure-Story and Hutchinson's Mystery-Story. The German fantasy magazine Der Orchideengarten had a similar format to American pulp magazines, in that it was printed on rough pulp paper and heavily illustrated.

The Second World War paper shortages had a serious impact on pulp production, starting a steady rise in costs and the decline of the pulps. Beginning with Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1941, pulp magazines began to switch to digest size; smaller, thicker magazines. In 1949, Street & Smith closed most of their pulp magazines in order to move upmarket and produce slicks.[8] The pulp format declined from rising expenses, but even more due to the heavy competition from comic books, television, and the paperback novel. In a more affluent post-war America, the price gap compared to slick magazines was far less significant. In the 1950s, Men's adventure magazines began to replace the pulp.

The 1957 liquidation of the American News Company, then the primary distributor of pulp magazines, has sometimes been taken as marking the end of the "pulp era"; by that date, many of the famous pulps of the previous generation, including Black Mask, The Shadow, Doc Savage, and Weird Tales, were defunct. Almost all of the few remaining pulp magazines are science fiction or mystery magazines now in formats similar to "digest size", such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. The format is still in use for some lengthy serials, like the German science fiction weekly Perry Rhodan.

Over the course of their evolution, there were a huge number of pulp magazine titles; Harry Steeger of Popular Publications claimed that his company alone had published over 300, and at their peak they were publishing 42 titles per month. Many titles of course survived only briefly. While the most popular titles were monthly, many were bimonthly and some were quarterly. The collapse of the pulp industry changed the landscape of publishing because pulps were the single largest sales outlet for short stories. Combined with the decrease in slick magazine fiction markets, writers attempting to support themselves by creating fiction switched to novels and book-length anthologies of shorter pieces.

Pulp covers were printed in color on higher-quality (slick) paper. They were famous for their half-dressed damsels in distress, usually awaiting a rescuing hero. Cover art played a major part in the marketing of pulp magazines. The early pulp magazines could boast covers by some distinguished American artists; The Popular Magazine had covers by N.C. Wyeth, and Edgar Franklin Wittmack contributed cover art to Argosy and Short Stories. Later, many artists specialized in creating covers mainly for the pulps; a number of the most successful cover artists became as popular as the authors featured on the interior pages. Among the most famous pulp artists were Walter Baumhofer, Earle K. Bergey, Margaret Brundage, Edd Cartier, Virgil Finlay, Earl Mayan, Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Nick Eggenhofer, (who specialized in Western illustrations), Rudolph Belarski and Sidney Riesenberg. Covers were important enough to sales that sometimes they would be designed first; authors would then be shown the cover art and asked to write a story to match.

Later pulps began to feature interior illustrations, depicting elements of the stories. The drawings were printed in black ink on the same cream-colored paper used for the text, and had to use specific techniques to avoid blotting on the coarse texture of the cheap pulp. Thus, fine lines and heavy detail were usually not an option. Shading was by crosshatching or pointillism, and even that had to be limited and coarse. Usually the art was black lines on the paper's background, but Finlay and a few others did some work that was primarily white lines against large dark areas.

Another way pulps kept costs down was by paying authors less than other markets; thus many eminent authors started out in the pulps before they were successful enough to sell to better-paying markets, and similarly, well-known authors whose careers were slumping or who wanted a few quick dollars could bolster their income with sales to pulps. Additionally, some of the earlier pulps solicited stories from amateurs who were quite happy to see their words in print and could thus be paid token amounts. There were also career pulp writers, capable of turning out huge amounts of prose on a steady basis, often with the aid of dictation to stenographers, machines or typists. Before he became a novelist, Upton Sinclair was turning out at least 8,000 words per day seven days a week for the pulps, keeping two stenographers fully employed. Pulps would often have their authors use multiple pen names so that they could use multiple stories by the same person in one issue, or use a given author's stories in three or more successive issues, while still appearing to have varied content. One advantage pulps provided to authors was that they paid upon acceptance for material instead of on publication; since a story might be accepted months or even years before publication, to a working writer this was a crucial difference in cash flow.

Some pulp editors became known for cultivating good fiction and interesting features in their magazines. Preeminent pulp magazine editors included Arthur Sullivant Hoffman (Adventure), Robert H. Davis (All-Story Weekly), Harry E. Maule (Short Stories) Donald Kennicott (Blue Book), Joseph T. Shaw (Black Mask), Farnsworth Wright (Weird Tales, Oriental Stories), John W. Campbell (Astounding Science Fiction,Unknown) and Daisy Bacon (Love Story Magazine, Detective Story Magazine).

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If was an American science fiction magazine launched in March 1952 by Quinn Publications, owned by James L. Quinn. The magazine was moderately successful, though it was never regarded as one of the first rank of science fiction magazines. It achieved its greatest success under editor Frederik Pohl, winning the Hugo Award for best professional magazine three years running from 1966 to 1968. If was merged into Galaxy Science Fiction after the December 1974 issue, its 175th issue overall.
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Amazing Stories is an American science fiction magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback's Experimenter Publishing. It was the first magazine devoted solely to science fiction. Science fiction stories had made regular appearances in other magazines, including some published by Gernsback, but Amazing helped define and launch a new genre of pulp fiction. Amazing was published, with some interruptions, for almost eighty years, going through a half-dozen owners and many editors as it...
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Fangoria is an internationally distributed American horror film fan magazine, in publication since 1979. At the height of its popularity in the 1980s and early '90s it was the most prominent horror publication in the world. The magazine was released in an age when horror fandom was still a burgeoning subculture; in the late 1970s most horror publications were concerned with classic cinema, while those that focused on contemporary horror were largely fanzines. Fangoria rose to prominence by...
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Vol I, No. 1 (March 16, 1915), No. 2 (March 23, 1915), No. 3 (March 30, 1915), No. 4 (April 6, 1915), No. 6 (April 20, 1915), No. 7 (April 27, 1915), No. 8 (May 4, 1915), No. 9 (May 11, 1915), No. 10 (May 22, 1915), No. 11 (May 29, 1915), No. 15 (July 3, 1915), No. 17 (July 17, 1915), No. 19 (July 31, 1915). Publisher: Photo-Play Review, Phildelphia, PA
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The writings of Lester Del Rey have been removed due to a request by John Betancourt of Wildside Press. (Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: To Grab Power by uncredited The Beast of 309 by uncredited Beneath Still Waters by uncredited The Midnight Ride of Merlanger Mckay by uncredited A Slight Detour by uncredited Pime Doesn't Cray by uncredited Never Cry Human by uncredited The Immortal by uncredited The Man Who Devoured Books by uncredited...
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Topics: fisher, cromek, lowena, logan, chuck, hut, fantasy, benedict, john stuart, thai, prince henry, ihe...
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True Detective Mysteries Vol. XIII, No. 7. October 1930 Publisher: New Metropolitan Fiction, Inc., Dunellen, NJ
Topics: true crime magazine, Fred Burke, Arnold Rothstein, John Hays Hammond Jr., Clara Phillips, William...
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Four issues of Town Topics: Vol. LXXXVII, No. 5 (Feb. 2), 6 (Feb 9), 7 (Feb. 16), 8 (Feb. 23). Publisher: Town Topics Publishing Co., New York.
Topics: New York society gossip, American wit and humor, theater, Helene Hicks Bowen, Paul Halvy, Cleves...
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Vol. I, No. 9 (July 4, 1914), No. 10 (July 11, 1914), No. 11 (July 18, 1914), No. 12 (July 25, 1914), No. 13 (August 1, 1914), No. 14 (August 8, 1914), No. 15 (August 15, 1914), No. 16 (August 22, 1914), No. 17 (August 29, 1914). Publisher: Cloud Pub. Co., Chicago, Ill.
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, Jesse Lasky, William J. Burns, Siegmund Lubin, Richard C....
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Vol. I, No. 24 (Feb. 1915), No. 25 (Mar. 1915), No. 26 (May 1915), Vol. II, No. 1 (July 1915), No. 2 (Aug. 1915), No, 3 (Sept. 1915), No. 4 (Oct. 1915). Publisher: Photoplaywright's Association of America, Chicago, Ill.
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, Edna Mayo, Marc MacDermott, David Wark Griffith, Betty Nansen,...
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Topics: caskey, childers, kean, valdez, send, smith, detective, worm, grace smith, sheriff, detective...
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Vol. I, No. 18 (Sept. 5, 1914), No. 19 (Sept. 12, 1914), No. 20 (Sept. 19, 1914), No. 21 (Oct. 1, 1914), No. 22 (Oct. 15, 1914), No. 23 (Nov. 1914). Publisher: Cloud Pub. Co., Chicago, Ill.
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, Cleo Madison, David Wark Griffith, Horace Plimpton, Daniel...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Jungle in the Sky by R. Martin Jungle in the Sky by uncredited It Takes a Thief by uncredited The Beast by Nevile Blake Infinity's Child by uncredited Resurrection Seven by uncredited Dreamer's World by uncredited Essays: A Chat with the Editor ... (If, May 1952) by Paul W. Fairman Personalities in Science Fiction: Raymond A. Palmer by Paul W. Fairman Guest Editorial by James V. Taurasi Science Briefs (If, May...
Topics: steve, teejay, buckmaster, asir, corrigan, wagner, barling, wingfield, leclarc, big joe, milton...
Islands in the Sky (1956.Winston) - Arthur C. Clarke
Topics: islands, sky, space, commander, station, earth, gravity, ship, doyle, commander doyle, morning...
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Vol. III, No. 36. August 1922. Publisher: Robbinsdale, Minn. : W.H. Fawcett
Topics: American wit and humor, Capt. Billy's Whiz Bang, Hollywood Gossip
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Pipe Dream by uncredited The Wind People by Paul Orban The Man Who Tasted Ashes by Ed Emshwiller Love and Moondogs by Ed Emshwiller The Last Days of L.A. by Paul Orban Virgin Ground by uncredited Discipline by Ed Emshwiller Star of Rebirth by uncredited No, No, Not Rogov! by Ed Emshwiller Essay: In the Balance (If, February 1959) by Damon Knight Short Stories: Pipe Dream by Fritz Leiber The Wind People by...
Topics: winthrop, rogov, walsh, helen, denton, redfern, martha, atanta, gauck, charlie spence, pipe dream,...
Usborne Book of the Future 1979 (pointlessmuseum)
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Vol. I, No. 3 (May 23, 1914); No. 4 (May 30, 1914); No. 5 (June 6, 1914); No. 6 (June 13, 1914); No. 7 (June 20, 1914); No. 8 (June 27, 1914). Publisher: Cloud Pub. Co., Chicago, Ill.
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, Ford Sterling, Kathlyn Williams, Ruth Stonehouse, Lincoln...
Topics: snips, larry, sandy, maxe, lew, gun, frazer, eyes, sam lester, dirk, craig manton, black market,...
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Issues of The Photoplayers Weekly. Vol. III, No. 34 (Apr. 1, 1916), 35 (Apr. 8, 1916), 36 (Apr. 15, 1916), 37 (Apr. 22, 1916), 38 (Apr. 29, 1916), 39 (May 6, 1916), 40 (May 13, 1916), 41 (May 20, 1916), 42 (May 27, 1916), 43 (June 3, 1916), 44 (June 10, 1916), 45 (June 17, 1916), 46 (June 24, 1916), 47 (July 1, 1916), 48 (July 8, 1916), 49 (July 15, 1916), 50 (July 22, 1916), 51 (July 29, 1916), 52 (Aug. 5, 1916). Also, Vol. 4, No. 8 (Feb. 17, 1917). Publisher: Photoplayers Publishing Co., Los...
Topics: Motion Pictures, Film Industry Trade Publication
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Issues of The Photoplayers Weekly. Vol. 1, No. 20 (Nov. 28, 1914), 21 (Dec. 5, 1914), 22 (Dec. 12, 1914), 23 (Dec. 19, 1914), 24 (Dec. 26, 1914), 25 (Jan. 2, 1915), 26 (Jan. 9, 1915), 27 (Jan. 16, 1915), 28 (Jan. 23, 1915), 29 (Jan. 30, 1915), 30 (Feb. 6, 1915), 31 (Feb. 13, 1915). Publisher: The Western Film Pub. Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
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Volume 32 Number 1 Spawn of Dagon - Henry Kuttner A weird story of Elak of Atlantis, and the worship of the fish-god Fortune's Fools - Seabury Quinn A thrill-tale of the Dark Ages, about wolves that were men, and men that were wolves Dust in the House - David H. Keller A shuddery story about the skeletons that sat across the table from each other The Defense Rests - Julius Long An eery tale of a heartless lawyer, who nevertheless wanted to acquit bis own murderer The Messenger - H. P. Lovecraft...
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Vol. I, No. 20 (August 7, 1915), No. 22 (August 21, 1915), No. 23 (August 28, 1915), No. 25 (Sept. 11, 1915), No. 26 (Sept. 18, 1915), Vo. 2, No. 1 (Sept. 25, 1915), No. 2 (Oct. 2, 1915), No. 3 (Oct. 9, 1915), No. 5 (Oct. 23, 1915), No. 7 (Nov. 6, 1915), No. 7 (Nov. 13, 1915). Publisher: Photo-Play Review, Phildelphia, PA
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, Lillian Walker, Epes Sargent, Winifred Kingston, Oscar Gardner,...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Love of Life by Michael Gilbert Prologue to Freedom by Vincent Di Fate Cloudscape by Vincent Di Fate Cartoon: "Why Not to Use Electrical Outlets in Dungeons" by Michael Gilbert Ring Shot by Paul Lehr Marchplateau by Vincent Di Fate Samurai Fugue by Tim Kirk Night Kings by Mike Symes Night Kings [2] by Mike Symes Essays: Editorial (Worlds of If, September-November 1986) by Clifford R. Hong The Light...
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Vol. VIII, No. 1. October 1923. Publisher: Screenland Inc., Cooperstown, N.Y.
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, Rudolph Valentino, John Held Jr., Robert E. Sherwood, Frederick...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: A Tourist Named Death by Wallace Wood A Pride of Islands by Wallace Wood Heel by Virgil Finlay A Great Day for the Irish by uncredited Matchmaker by Wallace Wood Essay: Worlds of If (If, May 1960) by Frederik Pohl Novelettes: A Tourist Named Death by Christopher Anvil A Pride of Islands by C. C. MacApp Matchmaker by Charles L. Fontenay Short Stories: Thirty Degrees Cattywonkus by James Bell When Day Is Done by...
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Topics: dan, lao, alyar, grida, mataform, ernie, bru, bridget, kielgaard, named death, christopher anvil,...
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True Detective Mysteries Vol. XIII, No. 6. September 1930 Publisher: New Metropolitan Fiction, Inc., Dunellen, NJ
Topics: true crime magazine, William Desmond Taylor, black hand, Irene Schroeder, Carolyn Wells, Frank...
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Issues of The Photoplayers Weekly. Vol. 2, No. 9 (May 7, 1915), 10 (May 14, 1915), 11 (May 21, 1915), 12 (June 2, 1915), 13 (June 9, 1915), 14 (June 16, 1915), 15 (June 23, 1915), 16 (July 1, 1915), 17 (July 8, 1915), 18 (July 15, 1915), 19 (July 22, 1915, 20 (July 29, 1915). Publisher: The Western Film Pub. Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
Topics: Motion Pictures, Film Industry Trade Publication
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Topics: rush, stacey, buzz, devore, mammoth, adventure, inca, deacon, mammoth adventure, indian, howard...
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Vol. III, No. 29. January 1922. Publisher: Robbinsdale, Minn. : W.H. Fawcett
Topics: American wit and humor, Capt. Billy's Whiz Bang, Hollywood Gossip
IF Magazine
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The writings of Lester Del Rey have been removed due to a request by John Betancourt of Wildside Press. (Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Stranger in Paradise by Jack Gaughan House Divided by Jack Gaughan Berserker's Planet (Part 1 of 2) by Jack Gaughan Cantor's War by Jack Gaughan Aura of Immortality by Jack Gaughan Second Advent by Jack Gaughan The People's Choice by uncredited Nostradamus by Jack Gaughan Ars Gratia (If, May-June 1974) by...
Topics: schoenberg, suomi, lenoir, planet, fiction, hranth, rick, anthony, leros, science fiction, rick...
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Playboy 1962.09 The Bloody Pulps
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Topics: cassius, hollywood, pills, liz, holden, khan, sex, liston, cassius clay, clay, high school, bill...
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Titan Tribune, Vol.   IV, 1962-63 .  Published by the Associated Student Body of Pioneer High School, Whittier, California.
Topics: student newspaper, high school
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Titan Tribune, Vol.   III, 1961-62 .  Published by the Associated Student Body of Pioneer High School, Whittier, California.
Topics: student newspaper, high school
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: The Beautiful People by Bob Martin Holes, Incorporated by Hi Marx Marley's Chain by Ted Speicher An Empty Bottle by uncredited Shock Treatment by Wilson Sinister Paradise by uncredited Essays: A Chat with the Editor ... (If, September 1952) by Paul W. Fairman Personalities in Science Fiction: Jules Verne by Paul W. Fairman Science Briefs (If, September 1952) by Henry Bott Guest Editorial by L. E. Shaffer The...
Topics: parker, retch, newlin, conger, tam, eyes, songeen, rozeno, stared, shock treatment, robert moore,...
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Topics: fort, sonny, lauderdale, hollywood, beverly, diane, hypnosis, baumholder, fort lauderdale, cops,...
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Vol. III, No. 35. July 1922. Publisher: Robbinsdale, Minn. : W.H. Fawcett
Topic: American wit and humor, Capt. Billy's Whiz Bang, Hollywood Gossip
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Psychotronic Video was a film magazine originally started by publisher/editor Michael J. Weldon in 1980 in New York City as a hand-written and photocopied weekly fanzine entitled Psychotronic TV. It was then relaunched by Weldon under its more commonly known name as an offset quarterly in 1989. Both versions of the magazine covered what Weldon dubbed "Psychotronic Movies", which he defined as "the ones traditionally ignored or ridiculed by mainstream critics at the time of their...
Vol. 2, No. 5. 1 May 1922. Publisher: F. W. Millar & Co, Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, theater, vaudeville, music
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Volume 30 Number 6 Contents The Vampire by Virgil Finlay The Sea-Witch by Nictzin Dyalhis Fane of the Black Pharaoh by Robert Bloch The Black Stone Statue by Mary Elizabeth Counselman The Old House on the Hill by Winona Montgomery Gililand Flames of Vengeance by Seabury Quinn Child of Atlantis by Edmond Hamilton The Voyage of the Neutralia (part 2) by B. Wallis Uneasy Lie the Drowned by Donald Wandrei The Keen Eyes and Ears of Kara Kedi by Claude Farrere Fragment by Robert E. Howard Polaris by...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Rocket-Launching Satellite by uncredited The Image and the Likeness by Zimmerman The Running Hounds by Bob Martin You Too Can Be a Millionaire by Tom Beecham Let There Be Light by Bob Martin Generals Help Themselves by Bob Martin Lunar Ship by uncredited Essays: A Chat with the Editor (If, November 1952) by Paul W. Fairman Personalities in Science: Leonardo Da Vinci by Paul W. Fairman Science Briefs (If,...
Topics: kazu, baker, jordan, penelope, buddha, likeness, spain, comet, scott campbell, john scott, red...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Let My People Go by Hi Marx Hoiman and the Solar Circuit by Stan Robots of the World! Arise! by Bob Martin Vital Ingredient by Bob Martin The Terrible Answer by uncredited Mcilvaine's Star by Bob Martin Essays: A Chat with the Editor ... (If, July 1952) by Paul W. Fairman Guest Editorial by Sam Merwin, Jr. Personalities in Science Fiction: Charles Fort, His Objectives Fade in the West by Robert Barbour Johnson...
Topics: sahl, faron, joy, alaia, uncle, parn, martian, glanced, remm, uncle peter, bag ears, science...
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May 1922. Publisher: Hollywood Publishing Co.
Topics: Hollywood gossip, scandal
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True Detective Mysteries Vol. XIII, No. 2. May 1930 Publisher: New Metropolitan Fiction, Inc., Dunellen, NJ
Topics: true crime magazine, Frank Sislby, Jim Byrnes, William Crowley, scopolamine, Harvey Crippen, Tom...
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Volume 28 Number 3 Isle of the Undead - Lloyd Arthur Eshbach An uncanny tale of the fate that befell a yachting party on the awful island of living dead men. The Lost Temples of Xantoos - Howell Calhoun Verse The Opener of the Way - Robert Bloch A tremendous tale of dread doom in a forgotten tomb beneath the desert sands of Egypt Witch-Burning - Mary Elizabeth Counselman Verse The Lost Door - Dorothy Quick An alluring but deadly horror out of past centuries menaced the life of a young American...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Surface Travel at Jet Speed by Ed Valigursky The Ambassador by Frank Kelly Freas When the Mountain Shook by Frank Kelly Freas Act of Passion by Paul Orban Time Fuze by Paul Orban 'Mid Pleasures and Palaces by Philip Parsons Tabby by Rudolph Palais The Worlds of Joe Shannon by Paul Orban Uniform of a Man by Rudolph Palais Traffic Control Stations by Ed Valigursky Essays: A Chat with the Editor (If, March 1954)...
Topics: lindsay, kirk, loren, chet, nina, var, lansing, bartle, eyes, lindsay told, commander seymour,...
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Vol. IX, No. 2 Publisher: Brewster Publications, Inc., Jamaica, NY
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, Betty Blythe, Jackie Coogan, Helen Ferguson, Claire Windsor,...
Issues of The Photoplayers Weekly. Vol. III, No. 7 (Sept. 18, 1915), 8 (Sept. 25, 1915), 9 (Oct. 2, 1915), 10 (Oct. 9, 1915), 11 (Oct. 16, 1915), 12 (Oct. 23, 1915), 13 (Oct. 30, 1915), 14 (Nov. 6, 1915), 15 (Nov. 13, 1915), 16 (Nov. 20, 1915), 17 (Nov. 27, 1915), 18 (Dec. 4, 1915), 19 (Dec. 11, 1915), 20 (Dec. 18, 1915), 21 (Dec. 25, 1915), 22 (Jan. 1, 1916), 23 (Jan. 8, 1916), 24 (Jan. 15, 1916), 25 (Jan. 22, 1916), 26 (Jan 29, 1916), 27 (Feb. 5, 1916), 28 (Feb. 12, 1916), 31 (Mar. 4, 1916),...
Topics: Motion Pictures, Film Industry Trade Publication
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Preview of Cover Art for October 1955 by Ed Valigursky Franchise by Paul Orban Birthright by Frank Kelly Freas Bleedback by Ed Emshwiller The Mold of Yancy by Ed Emshwiller The Patriot by Paul Orban Ecology On Rollins Island by Paul Orban Essays: Worth Citing (If, August 1955) by uncredited What Is Your Science I. Q.? (If, August 1955) by uncredited Science Briefs (If, August 1955) by uncredited Novelettes:...
Topics: yancy, kirk, taverner, cornel, sipling, baxter, planet, norman, cortland, april smith, norman...
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Vol. 35, No. 397, May 1922 Publisher: Leslie-Judge Co., New York City
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, John Henry Jr., Mary Pickford, Walter Prichard Eaton
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True Detective Mysteries Vol. XII, No. 2. November 1929 Publisher: New Metropolitan Fiction, Inc., Dunellen, NJ
Topics: true crime magazine, Charles H. Tuttle, Frances St. John Smith, Johnnie Green, Leighton Mount,...
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An index to articles on film performers within the pages of Movie Weekly, a fan magazine published from 1921 to 1925.
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine
Topics: duke, jake, dave, ellen, bart, gun, manny, eyes, detective tales, jimmy, thirty years, left hand,...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Green Thumb by Virgil Finlay Hidden Talent by Virgil Finlay Brainchild by Paul Orban A Case of Sunburn by Ed Emshwiller Filthy Rich by Paul Orban The Maze by Ed Emshwiller Operation Boomerang by Ed Emshwiller Essays: Editor's Report (If, April 1957) by James L. Quinn What Is Your Science I. Q.? (If, April 1957) by uncredited Science Briefs (If, April 1957) by uncredited Hue and Cry (If, April 1957) by...
Topics: davison, gideon, wade, ron, vigran, jonner, marscorp, johnny, ackerson, young man, green thumb,...
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Topics: dink, bingler, art, crandall, eyes, detective, orchids, clint, crack detective, werner, captain...
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Volume 33 Number 4 Contents The Red God Laughed by Thorp McClusky Trinities by Edgar Daniel Kramer "Their eyes upturned and begged and burned" by Virgil Finlay Susette by Seabury Quinn Hellsgarde by C. L. Moore Armies of the Past by Edmond Hamilton The Red Swimmer by Robert Bloch In an Old Street by Vincent Starrett Hydra by Henry Kuttner Fearful Rock (End) by Manly Wade Wellman The High Places by Frances Garfield Mommy by Mary Elizabeth Counselman Will-o'-the-wisp by Charles Sloan...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Twelve Times Zero by uncredited Twelve Times Zero [2] by uncredited Twelve Times Zero [3] by uncredited Bitter Victory by uncredited Black Eyes and the Daily Grind by uncredited Of Stegner's Folly by uncredited Never Underestimate ... by uncredited The Hell Ship by uncredited The Hell Ship by uncredited The Old Martians by uncredited Essays: A Chat with the Editor ... (If, March 1952) by Paul W. Fairman...
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Topics: kirk, gene, naia, cordell, judd, eyes, rorrek, dakin, alma, black eyes, martin kirk, naia north,...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Hypothetical Planet by Mel Hunter Hoax by Frank Kelly Freas N4 N5 N6 by Paul Orban The Earthman by Ed Emshwiller Laboratory by Ed Emshwiller The Barbarians by Paul Orban Promised Planet by Mel Hunter The Happy Clown by Frank Kelly Freas Scene On Europa by Mel Hunter Essays: The Odd Genre (If, December 1955) by Forrest J. Ackerman What Is Your Science I. Q.? (If, December 1955) by uncredited Worth Citing (If,...
Topics: tchassen, amos, pud, tynia, gop, briggan, ship, captain, pickrell, happy clown, earth people, tom...
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The writings of Lester Del Rey have been removed due to a request by John Betancourt of Wildside Press. (Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Gods On Olympus by Jack Gaughan The Emoman by uncredited Black Baby by uncredited Freezeout by uncredited Underbelly by uncredited The Book of Rack the Healer (Part 2 of 2) by uncredited Essays: Hue and Cry (If, September-October 1972) by Ejler Jakobsson Sf Calendar (If, September-October 1972) by uncredited...
Topics: rack, gabriel, fisk, pegleg, healer, lindy, planet, berg, sawbill, red earth, beautiful wings,...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Defense Base On the Moon by Ed Valigursky Deadly City by Ed Emshwiller Margin of Error by Bob Martin The Victor by Frank Kelly Freas Thy Name Is Woman by Zimmerman The Sword by Tom Beecham The Rotifers by Virgil Finlay The Black Tide by Ed Valigursky On Target by Ed Valigursky Essays: A Chat with the Editor (If, March 1953) by James L. Quinn Personalities in Science: Galileo by Eve P. Wulff Science Briefs (If,...
Topics: frank, nora, wilson, marquis, minna, eyes, bowren, jim, man, jim wilson, deadly city, science...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Atomic Power Plant by uncredited The Test Colony by Frank Kelly Freas Disqualified by Frank Kelly Freas Confidence Game by Ed Emshwiller The Battle by Virgil Finlay World Without War by Ed Emshwiller Waste Not, Want by Frank Kelly Freas The Work-Out Planet by Paul Orban D P by Paul Orban A Gift for Terra by Paul Orban Essays: A Chat with the Editor (If, September 1954) by James L. Quinn Worth Citing (If,...
Topics: cutter, benson, bolen, quay, joe, nora, allen, tion, colony, test colony, winston marks, von wald,...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Mars Landscape by Ed Valigursky Jupiter Five by Ed Valigursky She Knew He Was Coming by Ed Emshwiller Pipe of Peace by uncredited The Huddlers by Ernie Barth The Kenzie Report by Frank Kelly Freas Derelict by Ed Emshwiller Circle of Flight by Ed Emshwiller The Contest by Paul Orban Jupiter by Ed Valigursky Essays: A Chat with the Editor (If, May 1953) by James L. Quinn Personalities in Science: Dr. Roy K....
Topics: kenzie, cyl, sabo, professor, bestris, eyes, mays, jupiter, ship, william campbell, mark clifton,...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Airport of the Future by uncredited Shill by Ed Emshwiller Task Mission by Paul Orban One Love Have I by Ed Emshwiller Willie's Planet by Paul Orban Captive Market by Frank Kelly Freas Escape Mechanism by Paul Orban Essays: A Chat with the Editor (If, April 1955) by James L. Quinn Worth Citing (If, April 1955) by uncredited What Is Your Science I. Q.? (If, April 1955) by uncredited Science Briefs (If, April...
Topics: fader, joel, willie, bart, abby, tom, examiner, linda, carruthers, task mission, nicholas joel,...
Scream Queens Illustrated 010 (1995) (Huesos-DREGS)
Topics: scream, nude, caz, queens, horror, sqi, rhonda, movie, fantasy, hollywood, scream queens, market...
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Topics: thai, girl, die, waitkus, leafs, gilfoyle, watcher, earl, girl watcher, ami, loaded gun
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Power From the Sun by uncredited Escape Velocity by Paul Orban Quickie by Ed Emshwiller Money Is the Root of All Good by Ed Emshwiller A Pattern for Penelope by Frank Kelly Freas The Name of This City by Frank Kelly Freas Little Boy by Paul Orban Spatial Delivery by Ed Emshwiller Essay: A Chat with the Editor (If, October 1954) by James L. Quinn Novelettes: Escape Velocity by Charles L. Fontenay Money Is the...
Topics: jonner, kraag, skelling, loki, florin, galactic, mirmi, tion, sphere, escape velocity, luxury pay,...
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Topics: mckeon, cordelia, title, dunning, marvin, ike, hugh, macdill, won, dream bandit, john dunning,...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: City in the Desert by Ed Valigursky The Golden Man by Frank Kelly Freas Breeder Reaction by Frank Kelly Freas Way of a Rebel by Rudolph Palais Carrier by Ed Emshwiller Carrier [2] by Ed Emshwiller All in the Mind by Paul Orban Probability by Paul Orban The Last Conqueror by Phillip Parsons Wilderness Home by Ed Valigursky Essays: A Chat with the Editor (If, April 1954) by James L. Quinn "It's About Time...
Topics: ecks, marrin, halvor, baines, psi, mel, krandall, cris, anita, robert sheckley, golden man, health...
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Topics: sheena, bambala, jungle, bob, tamba, chim, trail, bearers, eyes, white man, jungle girl, jungle...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Moon Shuttle Ships by Ed Valigursky The Ties That Bind by Frank Kelly Freas Prominent Author by Paul Orban "Perchance to Dream" by Frank Kelly Freas Skin Game by Frank Kelly Freas The Genius by Paul Orban Fly by Night by Ed Emshwiller Forsyte's Retreat by Frank Kelly Freas Descent by Alan Anderson Cargo Discharge by Ed Valigursky Essays: A Chat with the Editor (If, May 1954) by James L. Quinn Out of...
Topics: ellis, ven, baron, meikl, klaeden, evon, miller, analyst, native, ven klaeden, prominent author,...
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Volume 30 Number 1 Contents The Thief of Forthe by Clifford Ball To Virgil Finlay by H. P. Lovecraft Jail-break by Paul Ernst The Whistling Corpse by G. G. Pendarves To Howard Phillips Lovecraft by Clark Ashton Smith Raider of the Spaceways by Henry Kuttner The Last Pharaoh (part 3) by Thomas P. Kelley The Ocean Ogre by Dana Carroll The Interview by H. Silva The Creeper on the Crypt by Robert Bloch The Hounds of Tindalos by Frank Belknap Long, Jr. The Eyrie
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